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VOL. 43 | NO. 52 | Friday, December 27, 2019

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Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. A must see indeed, as a five-time award winner of America’s Best Christmas Event. Features more than 4 million holiday lights and spectacular performances. You can also see Santa in the Parade of Lights. Through Jan. 4. Dollywood Theme Park, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd. Pigeon Forge. Information

THROUGH JAN. 4

Christmas feast

The “high-spirited adventure” of Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction receives a festive twist for the 2017 holiday season with the magnificent sights and sounds of Christmas, including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday decorations, Santa Claus and a fabulous four-course Christmas dinner. 3849 Parkway, Pigeon Forge. Information

THROUGH JAN. 5

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

A drive-thru synchronized music and light show. Attendees may also visit Santa’s Village and see Santa. From dusk to 10 p.m. (or possibly later on the weekends). Tennessee Smokies Baseball Stadium, Kodak and Sevierville. 3540 Line Drive, Kodak. Information

Ice skate downtown

Knoxville’s Holidays on Ice, presented by Home Federal Bank, is an outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of downtown Knoxville on Market Square. Enjoy skating under Christmas lights and stars while listening to music every night. The ice rink will be closed during inclement weather, please check the Holidays on Ice Facebook page to stay updated, Facebook.com/KnoxvillesHolidaysonIce. Monday thru Thursday 4-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 1-9 p.m. One-day tickets: Adult $10, children 12 & younger $7. Season pass: Adult $45, children 12 & younger $30. Information

Elves downtown

The Elf on the Shelf is a magical Christmas tradition recognized in households around the world. This year some of these magical scout elves will be sent from the North Pole by Santa and will land in downtown Knoxville to be adopted by more than two dozen downtown Knoxville businesses. Families are invited to explore downtown and find where these little scout elves have landed each night for a fun-filled, holiday scavenger hunt. Free. Treats, activities and prizes will be part of the hunt. Information

SATURDAY, JAN 4

UT men’s basketball

Vols vs. LSU. Thompson-Boling Arena. 11 a.m. 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way #202, Knoxville. Information 

THURSDAY, JAN. 9

A Night with Romeo and Juliet

The Rotary Foundation of Knoxville hosts this fundraiser. Attire is dressy or cocktail. 6-9 p.m. Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. Information

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11

UT men’s basketball

Vols vs. South Carolina. Thompson-Boling Arena. Noon. 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way #202, Knoxville. Information

THURSDAY, JAN. 16

MLK Awards

The annual leadership awards luncheon honors people who have made a difference in the community and includes a keynote speaker. The luncheon is part of the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission of Greater Knoxville celebration, the largest consortium of MLK events in East Tennessee. The MLK Special Awards will be presented. The Leadership Educational Symposium is held before the luncheon from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Lunch is at noon. Rothchild Catering and Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Information

JAN. 16-17

Mozart and Mahler

The first Masterworks performance of 2020 features two Viennese composers, separated by a century – Mozart and Mahler. Mahler’s “Titan” is a musical and spiritual journey of the universe, spring, a funeral procession of animals, klezmer band and one of the most dramatic finales in music. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 will be performed by prize-winning guest artist Aristo Sham. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488, Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (“Titan”). Aram Demirjian, conductor; Aristo Sham, piano. 7:30 p.m. Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Knoxville. Information: knoxvillesymphony.com

SUNDAY, JAN. 19

A Night with the Arts

The Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Commission, in collaboration with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and The Carpetbag Theatre, will present the event: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event will feature the MLK Holiday Choir and Knoxville area singers, dancers, actors and poets for an inspiring and uplifting MLK tribute. 6 p.m. Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St., Knoxville. Information

FRIDAY, JAN. 24

Snow Day

The 12th annual event, a CAC Beardsley Community Farm Benefit, will be hosted at the Mill and Mine 7-10:30 p.m. There will be live performances by a diverse group of musicians, a soup contest between some of Knoxville’s finest restaurants, and a silent auction. Local artisans, businesses, and organizations are encouraged to participate in the large silent auction by donating prizes. Tickets are $15 (plus fees) if you pre-order online (or $20 at the door)... and include all-you-can-eat soup. All sales are final and support our important mission. Pre-order tickets. Free for children younger than 8. The Mill & Mine, 227 W. Depot Ave., Knoxville. Information

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

Green & Gold Gala

Hosted by the Office of Alumni Affairs, the event is Knoxville Catholic High School’s premier fundraiser. The event features cocktails, silent and live auctions, dining, dancing and music. 6 p.m., $100 per person. For additional information, contact Megan Locke Erpenbach at 865 560-0509 or megan.erpenbach@knoxvillecatholic.com. University of Tennessee Student Union, 915 Volunteer Blvd. Information

Evergreen Ball

The event is a celebration of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its supporters with Friends of the Smokies. The event features cocktails; dinner; silent and live auctions; and live music. Attire: Formal/black tie. 6-11 p.m. $500 per person; $5,000 for table of 10. Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. Information

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